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nettime's_fruit_machine on Sat, 13 Apr 2013 03:32:25 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> shave and a haircut, two bitcoins [brace, newmedia, recktenwald]


Malware That Turns Computers Into Bitcoin Miners (fwd)
     { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>
Re: <nettime> bitcoin anyone?
     Newmedia {AT} aol.com
     Heiko Recktenwald <heikorecktenwald {AT} googlemail.com>

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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:22:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: { brad brace } <bbrace {AT} eskimo.com>
Subject: Malware That Turns Computers Into Bitcoin Miners (fwd)

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http://i.nl03.net/ltr6/?_m=3n.009a.180.ja0aof3ujt.44p

Malware that turns computers into Bitcoin miners Researchers
from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new spam message
campaign being transmitted via Skype contains malware
capable of using an infected computer to mine for
Bitcoins.The malware, identified as
Trojan.Win32.Jorik.IRCbot.xkt. Bitcoin is a
non-governmental, fully-digital currency based on an
open-source and peer-to-peer internet
protocol.Cybercriminals have figured out that ...

/:b

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From: Newmedia {AT} aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:23:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: <nettime> bitcoin anyone?

Patrice:
 
> Instable media anyone?

Which, once again brings up the question  of "media ecology" (i.e. "second 
nature," "technological environments") and  human identity -- as well as the 
force that shapes all this, FORMAL  causality.
 
In a digital world, are the humans stable?  Is culture?  Or,  civilization?
 
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY

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Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:56:09 +0200
From: Heiko Recktenwald <heikorecktenwald {AT} googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> bitcoin anyone?

Am 12.04.2013 10:40, schrieb Patrice Riemens:

> I have come to the conclusion that even if Bitcoins totally sucks on
> monetary economics and political/ideological grounds, the issues it
> raises are worth very serious consideration - and are well expounded
> in Jaromil's paper, for instance when it comes to the 'sovereignty'
> problem. 

The history of the Gold clause. Maybe it did work very well but not for all.


Best, H.

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